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Complete recycling process for Thai Polyester

Existing spinning plant equipment to be converted from processing polyester fibre to PET bottle flakes.

24th March 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Thailand

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear

Thai Polyester has placed a major order for four VacuFil systems for recycling PET bottle flakes by connected direct spinning from BB Engineering, a subsidiary of Oerlikon Textile.

The polyester manufacturer, established in 2001 and with an overall annual capacity of 316,800 tons, is one of Thailand’s leading producers and exclusively uses German technology.

The company already operates Oerlikon Barmag and Neumag systems and the new VacuFil units will be deployed to convert existing spinning plant equipment from processing polyester fibre to processing PET bottle flakes without loss of performance.

BB Engineering supplies the complete recycling process – from the drying stage and extrusion through to the spinning plant-appropriate fine filtration stage.

The four new VacuFil systems will be integrated into the existing building infrastructure at Thai Polyester with a total output of approx. 4,000 kg/h. They will be complemented by BB Engineering 3DD mixers for directly feeding dyes into the recycled melt flow.

 Commissioning has been scheduled for 2023.

Thai Polyester will be using the new VacuFil systems to manufacture its EcoTPC branded 100% recycled content yarns.

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